BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR

A LITTLE STARSTRUCK

HAPPY BOOKTUBEATHON TIME! The Booktubeathon is an annual event hosted by Ariel Bissett that encourages people to read as much as they can in seven days. Packed with challenges, giveaways, and fun videos, the Booktubeathon is guaranteed to be a blast! This year the Booktubeathon is taking place from July 18th to July 24th. If you haven’t heard of the BookTubeAThon before or you want to learn more about it, you can check out the official Youtube channel or Twitter account.

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Each year there are challenges you can choose to participate in that will help guide your TBR for the week. This year, the challenges are:

1/ Read a book with yellow on the cover.
2/ Read a book only after sunset.
3/ Read a book you discovered through book tube blogging.
4/ Read a book by one of your favourite authors.
5/ Read a book that is older than you.
6/ Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation.
7/ Read seven books.

Because I get most of my book recommendations from the book blogging community, I’ve decided to alter the third challenge a bit. I don’t know if this is technically allowed, but I’m going to do it anyways.

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My family and I are actually going on our annual summer camping trip from July 21st to July 25th, so unfortunately I’ll be away for half of the Booktubeathon. However, I’m still expecting to read a lot on the beach and in my tent at night. Hopefully I’ll be able to make some decent progress while I’m enjoying the great outdoors!

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Since I won’t be home for a large part of the Booktubeathon, I’ve decided to limit my TBR to a few books that meet the majority of the challenges. I’ve also decided to only read books that I own (except for Gone with the Wind, which I’m already in the middle of) because there are SO MANY unread books sitting in a pile on the floor of my bedroom. Hopefully this readathon will help shrink that pile a bit! {Disclaimer: As with all my TBR lists, this one is tentative. We all know that often times what I intend to read and what I actually read are two very different things.} Anyways, here are the books I plan on reading:

126078Sphere by Michael Crichton

{Challenges: book by one of your favorite authors}

I don’t think I would say that Michael Crichton is one of my favorite authors of all time (I haven’t read enough of his work), but he did write one of my favorite books: JURASSIC PARK <3. I loved Jurassic Park and The Lost World when I read them last summer, and I’ve been wanting to read more of his books ever since. I found a copy of this one at a local secondhand bookshop and I figured it would be perfect for an occasion like this. Based on the description it sounds like this will be a fascinating, exciting, and fast-paced read– perfect for a readathon!

1162506The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

{Challenges: read a book only after sunset, read a book that is older than you}

I bought a copy of this play at the Drama Book Shop in New York City when I went over the past semester, and I’ve been meaning to read it ever since. I really enjoyed Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and I’m looking forward to reading more of his work. (It’s also the shortest book currently in my physical TBR pile, which makes it ideal for the second challenge.)

438353-2The Princess Bride by William Goldman

{Challenges: read a book with yellow on the cover, read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation}

Last semester I watched The Princess Bride movie for the first time ever and LOVED every second of it, so naturally I have to read the book. And what better way to justify watching the movie a second time than to use this for the book-to-movie adaptation challenge? I can’t wait to dive back into this magical, hilarious, heart-warming story! (Those letters are definitely yellow, right? Right. Let’s go with that.)

18405Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

{Challenges: read a book you discovered through blogging}

I had obviously heard of this classic American novel before seeing it mentioned in the book blogging community, but it was the enthusiastic Jillian @ History Is Not Was that finally convinced me to tackle such a fascinating tome this summer. I’m currently in the middle of reading it already, and I would love to finish it during the Booktubeathon!

As for the seventh challenge of reading seven books… yeah, that’s just not going to happen. I would rather use this readathon to get ahead with some chunkier books than to spend it reading a bunch of tiny books so I can say I completed this challenge. I’ll be ecstatic if I can make it through these four!

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Same, David Tennant. Same.

I’ll be posting a wrap-up of my Booktubeathon experience at the end of the week, so be sure to stay tuned! Also, if you want to stay up to date more regularly with my progress you can follow me on Twitter (@peanutfreeismeand Instagram (nutfreenerd).

Whether or not you’re participating in the Booktubeathon, I hope you have a lovely week! Happy reading! ❤

Yours,

HOLLY

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30 thoughts on “BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR

  1. Good luck and have fun on your camping trip! I won’t be participating since I want to focus on NaNo 😛 I really want to read The Importance of Being Ernest as well, since I love Oscar Wilde

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    1. It’s never too late to change plans haha 🙂 If you don’t read it during the BookTubeAThon I still highly recommend the movie– it’s fantastic!!

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  2. Oh, have fun! I’m thinking I’ll read that Oscar Wilde title soon too! 🙂 I’m so, so glad you’re reading Gone with the Wind. I’m glad I inspired you!!

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    1. You’ll have to let me know what you think of it if you do read it! 🙂 And I’m absolutely loving GWTW so far– I can’t wait to finish it! ❤

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  3. Great TBR! I picked 7 books but I think I’ll be able to smoosh the challenges together, there is no way I’m going to finish 7! It’s day two and I’m only halfway through my first XD haha. Can’t wait to see your wrap up. xx

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  4. The Importance of Being Earnest is so fantastic! It’s the play that made me completely fall in love with Oscar Wilde. Also, I just tackled GWTW back in March and it is completely worth the read – such a great book!

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    1. I just finished The Importance of Being Earnest the other day and I LOVED it! It’s so hilarious!! I’ll definitely be reading more of Oscar Wilde’s works in the future! 🙂

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